The barbell Zercher squat is an incredibly effective lower body exercise. However it also has its share of downfalls. Here's how to use kettlebells and landmine stations to improve the effectiveness of this classic strength exercise.
The good morning exercise is one of the best posterior chain movements that crushes the glutes and hamstrings while also blasting the postural muscles of the upper body. Unfortunately it gets a bad rap. Here’s how to perform it correctly plus 20 unique variations.
Combining the trap bar with accommodating resistance in the form of band assistance, band resistance, and chains produces some incredibly potent movements particularly when it comes to deadlifts, squats, hinges, lunges, and more.
If you're looking for a method that maximizes the effectiveness of Olympic lifts and also saves the joints, you'll want to implement reactive neuromuscular training (RNT) to your cleans and snatches. Here's how to do it plus 7 unique benefits.
Performing Olympic lifts from a single leg or unilateral position particularly when using a full hang eccentric isometric RDL helps to resolve many common issues athletes struggle with particularly imbalances, stability, motor control, and mobility.
Zercher squats often feel natural and comfortable on the body particularly with lighter loads. However, once you start moving heavier weights they can be quite uncomfortable. Here's how to aleviate this problem while also crushing your legs.
If you're looking for a method that literally forces you to master your squat mechanics and perfect your form, look no further than this no-hands barbell squat protocol. It can also be used on lunges and good mornings to dial in lower body mechanics.
If you're looking for a method that allows you to overload the daylights out of squats, deadlifts, hinges, and rows, while also minimizing stress to the spine and low back, look no further than the hanging trap bar method. Here's how to do it.
Performing deadlifts, hinges, squats, glute, bridges, and hip thrusters with this common mistake not only limits the degree of posterior chain activation and muscle recruitment but it ages the spine and creates dysfucntional movement patterns. Here's what I mean.
Mastering the hip hinge is no easy feat as there are quite a few important cues to remember . However one of the most important cues is to focus on keeping the hips tall. Here's a quick fix to make that happen and master your hinge within minutes.
By placing the trap bar on your shoulders you can turn the trap bar into a cambered squat bar. This particular squat variation provides 10 benefits that are difficult to replicate with any other training tool including traditional cambered squat bars.
Zercher Squats, Zercher good mornings, and Zercher lunges are some of the best exercises for crushing the musculature of the legs. However, many individuals suffer with poor mechanics on these. Here's how to use the trap bar to resolve this.
If you're looking for improve your athletic performance, strength, and even functional muscle mass, try performing cleans and snatches with dumbbells. This article explains why dumbbell cleans and snatches are so beneficial for a variety of goals.
The hip hinge or RDL is one of the most critical movement patterns for mastering your body mechanics and muscle function. Unfortunately most individuals perform them incorrectly. Here are the 12 cues you'll need to maximize your form.
There's a lot of misinformation in the fitness industry when it comes to training your glutes. However, If you want to maximize your glute and backside development, you'll want to read this article as I lay out the key steps as well as common myths.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one exercise that crushes the posterior chain including glutes, hamstrings, and upper back yet simultaneously addresses mobility, stability, and symmetry, look no further than this stride-position bent over row.
When it comes to engraining proper hip mechanics and triple extension, my go-to training tool is the medicine ball hip toss. Not only does it improve athletic performance and hip function but it greatly enhances Olympic lifts.
Want to know if you’ve mastered the single leg RDL and unilateral hip hinge? One of the main tests you’ll need to pass is the eyes closed or blindfolded variation of the single leg eccentric isometric RDL. It's the true test of stability and body mechanics.
Mastering the single leg hip hinge is pivotal for maximizing athletic performance, muscle function, and movement mechanics. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most butchered movement patterns with many trainers, athletes and coaches performing it wrong.
The lunge and the single leg RDL are two of my favorite exercises for crushing the posterior chain and improving movement mechanics. Here’s a glute blaster that combines the best elements of the lunge and single leg RDL into one glute thrasher.